Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 bring some significant changes to services. Many of these features are focused on making it simpler to produce services that are more secure, but among the non-security-related service features are a few aimed at improving the overall responsiveness and reliability of Windows.

In the Launch issue of MSDN Magazine, Kenny Kerr introduces you to some services features that can increase both performance and security including delayed auto-start services, pre-shutdown notification for services, failure actions and controlled stop, reduced service permissions, restricted tokens, and service notifications.

To learn more about Windows development with C++, check out the previous installments of Widnows with C++ as well as other related articles in the MSDN Magazine archives.

 

 

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